Motorcyclist Killed in 2-Car Crash in St. Charles Parish
Whenever the police respond to the scene of a crash involving a motorcycle, they’ve come to expect the worst. There’s nothing really to protect the rider from the impact other than a plastic helmet. Sadly, this isn’t often enough to cushion the blow. This seemed to be the case this weekend in St. Charles Parish in Louisiana.
33-year old Christopher Williams was traveling Eastbound on LA-18 near LA-3141 at about 6 am on Friday morning. The crash happened on March 6, 2020. The young man was riding a 2009 Suzuki GSX 1300R motorcycle. The police did confirm he was wearing his helmet at the time of the crash.
At the same time Williams was traveling in the Eastbound lanes, a 2019 Chevy Silverado was traveling on the Westbound lanes. The Silverado was attempting to cross LA-18 when Williams presumably came speeding down the road. Williams was going too fast and was unable to stop. He ended up crashing into the right side of the Silverado.
The crash was rather serious. By the time the police arrived at the scene just after 6 am, Williams had passed away from his injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The cops were able to confirm that Williams was speeding at the time of the accident. This is what contributed to his serious injuries and ultimate death.
The police confirmed two things. First, Williams was wearing his helmet. Second, speed did play a role in the crash. There was no indication of whether the driver of the Silverado was injured. The police are running toxicology reports on both drivers to see if impairment played a role at all.
If you or your loved one are injured in a motorcycle crash, you need to call our motorcycle accident attorneys right away.